WASHINGTON, D.C. – There are three significant levels of professional boxing.
The champions of the world, according to the major boxing organizations, are considered the highest level. And, the Washington, D.C. area can boast about having three current world champions.
UPPER MARLBORO – It can be hard to watch players that share a special bond end their time together.
Some may remember the “big three” from the Boston Celtics: Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo. Each player left the team by 2015 and their departures marked the end of an era.
In Prince George’s County, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. had a big three that knew each other since the eighth grade and played for the varsity basketball team from 2014-2017.
HYATTSVILLE - As Diego José Chavarría celebrated winning the league championship with his club soccer team, Santa Tecla, on May 20, his wife, Zulia Menjivar, watched from the stands of Estadio Cuscatlán, cheering her husband on while holding their 3-year-old daughter, Alessandra.
For Menjivar, being a part of the celebration as a footballer’s wife was supportive. She was putting life on hold, briefly, to be with her family.
NATIONAL HARBOR – Featherweight world champion Gary Russell, Jr. began his night working the corner of his younger brothers in their preliminary fights to his main event at the MGM National Harbor Resort and Casino last Saturday.
SEABROOK – After averaging 18 points and nine rebounds per game at Hargrave Prep, Naji Marshall, a former 2016 Maryland state basketball champion, will chase his childhood dream of going to college and hopefully one day making it to the NBA.